June 28, 2016 (9:00 A.M. - AFTERNOON)

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis-79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, the Climatron conservatory, and Garden founder Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home.

Meet in the front foyer of the Danforth Center at 9:00 a.m.
Dress casual and wear comfortable walking shoes. 
Don't forget your cameras!
Those with special dietary needs may wish to pack their own lunch 
Volunteer drivers will be needed. 

Directions (Your GPS will not take you this way)
Left on Olive Blvd
Right onto I-170 Southbound
Left lane exit onto I-64/Hwy 40 East
Exit 36A Kingshighway Blvd.
Right onto Kingshighway Blvd
Left onto Sahw Blvd
The parking lot entrance to the Monsanto Research Building will be on your right immediately after crossing the rail road tracks and before you reach Vandeventer Ave.  There is a tiny sign that says "Botany Offices and Library Private Entrance".  Enter here and turn left to go up to the front of the building.

NOTE: The doors to the Monsanto Research Building are locked.  There is a call button outside the doors. 
9:00 am- Meet in foyer of Danforth Center to carpool
9:30 am – Monsanto Research Building: Tour of Research Center, Herbarium, Rare book room
10:30 am - walk over to Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
11:00 am-  Presentation by Dr. Christy Edwards
12:00 pm – Lunch n Learn session with MBG REU interns 
1:00 pm - Explore the Gardens (at your own leisure)
~3:00 pm - Return to the Danforth Center (don't forget to bring back those in your carpool!) 

Plant Science Research at the Gardens 
Dr. Wendy Applequist
Dr. Christy Edwards
Dr. Peter Hoch
 Missouri Botanical Garden Website